Jeremy Wariner is defending champion at 400 meters in Berlin this coming August. A two time World Champion, a one time Olympic gold medalist, Jeremy answers some of the questions here about his 2008 season, where he took the silver in the Beijing 400 meters, loosing to LaShawn Merritt….
Jeremy Wariner knows the he made some mistakes last year. He knows that he must have his best game when he runs against LaShawn Merritt in Berlin. While all will be watching the men’s 100 and 200 meters in Berlin, the men’s 400 meters should not disappoint.
Jeremy Wariner is back with his long time coach, Clyde Hart, and that is good. His defeats last year may have been the best thing that ever happened to Wariner’s career, we shall have to see.
Wariner and Merritt are legions ahead of their competition at 400 meters. Merritt has raced well over 200, 300 and 400 meters this season. Wariner has run well over 200 meters and 400 meters and is executing better than he did in 2008.
Our sport is all about the competition. In a final, nine athletes line up, all with a chance to win a medal, and a few of them, with the chance to with the gold medal. In the men’s 400 meters, there will most likely be two former Olympic gold medalists at the distance, racing each other to see who is the best 400 meter runner of 2009. Jeremy Wariner really wants that title, probably more than he has wanted anything in the past. And that is good.
LaShawn Merritt wants the title too. And that is good.
Two great 400 meter runners, two of the best long sprinters in the world, racing the full lap in front of 80,000 track fans. You should see this in August, in Berlin, at the World Outdoor Athletics Championships….and it will be, a real race.
Special thanks to Lyn Famiglietti, adidas communications..
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